Who we are...
BRAVEday are "Your Insurance Planning
We give advice on business, personal and fire & general
insurance. In essence we provide the tools that enable
you to make informed decisions on how to protect yourself, your
family and your business.
... and we fight for you
at claim time.
Our vision is simple - to be New Zealand's most trusted
insurance brand. We know that we are never going to be the
biggest, but we are confident that we are the best. Dean won
the industry award - PAA Insurance Adviser of the Year (2013) - this
reinforces that we are on the right track.
In August 2013, we entered the Westpac Auckland
North Business Awards and won the Eclipse 'Employer of Choice'
and the Zeald 'Small Business of the Year' categories. We
were also a finalist in the Simpson Western 'Excellence in Customer
Engagement' category. These awards mean a lot to the team as
they are benchmarked against the best businesses on the North
Shore, in a wide range of industries.
BRAVEday started as Young Financial Solutions
(YFS) in 2001, in a home office. It was a small operation,
being Dean Young and a part time personal
In 2008 we rebranded from YFS to BRAVEday
and our team
has now grown to eight. The
name BRAVEday represents our outlook on life
- to "live boldly, and have a BRAVEday". The
aim is for our clients to be able to face 'claim day' with
Our philosophy is 'you never know when that day may come,
but when it does, you know it will be handled. You, your
family and your business will be backed - it will be a
We don't just 'sell' insurance products but provide a complete
service; from the first meeting, to policy implementation, ongoing
reviews and looking after you at claim time.
At BRAVEday our mind-set is 'when' you
claim, not 'if'. It is the 'when' that all of our advice is
You won't see us at our finest until you need to make a claim.
That's when many insurance advisers run for the hills - we
run to your aid. We turn claim day into
a BRAVEday. It's what we're here for -
we fight for you at claim time.
Our successful claims record...
Why choose BRAVEday?
- We fight for you at claim time
After an initial phone call to Tania to discuss my melanoma diagnosis you covered off all the paperwork needed to submit the trauma claim, doggedly followed up with my doctor and specialist to ensure they made their submissions, kept in regular contact with AMP and didn't let up until the funds were sitting in my bank account. Your service really did go above and beyond the call of duty.
You took an enormous amount of stress and frustration away from me so I could concentrate on looking after myself and I'm very grateful for that.
- We are experts at what we do and specialise in risk
Working with the BRAVEday team to understand my insurance needs was a really positive experience. I felt understood, supported and under no pressure.
- We provide great service
I am pleased with the efficiency and customer service delivered by the team at BRAVEday. Everyone has been pleasant and helpful. I feel comfortable that my insurance need is being managed by a great team.
- We review your cover every year
Working with BRAVEday has given us peace of mind in both our business and personal lives, meaning we can get on with what we do well. Regular reviews of our insurance structure means we have cover in place for our current needs.
- We take care of all the details for you and keep you updated
along the way
You guys are awesome and deserve all the success in the world. It is so rare to come across a company where every single person holds the same values and commitment to excellence. You all exude professionalism and passion for what you do.
In the media...
- TVNZ - Fair Go - If the Worst Happens - How's your Insurance
- Stuff - Insurance Changes over the Life Cycle
- Stuff - Personal Finance: Life Insurance for Children
- Results.com - Core Values = Company Growth (2014)
- NZ Herald - Small Business: Awards - Dean Young,
- We won the Eclipse 'Employer
of Choice' and the Zeald 'Small Business of the Year' categories at
the Westpac Auckland North Business
Awards (2013). We were also a finalist in the Simpson
Western 'Excellence in Customer Engagement' category.
- Dean won PAA Insurance Adviser of the Year (2013)
- M2 Magazine - The
Industry Makers (2012)